This film image released by Lionsgate shows, from left, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Terry Crews in a scene from “The Expendables 2.” (AP Photo/Lionsgate-Millennium Films, Frank Masi)
Samuel L. Jackson
The Fearless Leader
Has there ever been an actor more badass in the history of movies? We don’t think so. He just knows how to take charge of situations whether they be snakes on a plane or Marcellus Wallace’s missing money. You do not want to be on the other end of one his profanity-laced rants.
Martial Arts Expert
He’s not a man of many words, but he could probably disable any opponent with just a few swift moves.
Sure she’s sexy as hell—but she will also not hesitate to blow your head open with a shotgun. This is one woman you do not want to trifle with.
Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister
Quite frankly, he’s one of the scariest guys in the history of movies. We want him on our side in any fight.
The Grizzled Veteran
He’ll whine that “he’s too old for sh**” and insist that he should drive at all times. But when the time is right he’ll hold his own and tell the bad guys to “go spit!”
Michael Jai White
The Combustible Guy
This muscle-bound tough guy has a short fuse and has the chops to go round-to-round with any modern action villain.
The Cocky Mercenary
This guy would probably insist that there must be and “I” somewhere in the word team. He’s got a big mouth but he does have the biceps to back it up.
Ok, so he may be past his prime now, but in his heyday he was the toughest guy in movies—quick on the draw and smooth with the ladies.
If the Fast and the Furious movies have taught us anything it’s that this guy knows how to make a getaway with style.
The Tech Guru
In the Mission: Impossible series Rhames played a convincing computer and gadget expert. He would be vital in helping any squad of heroes escape a tight spot.
The Comic Relief
Every action extravaganza needs a wise-cracking cut-up, and who’d be better than him? He’s proven he can do action convincingly in the Beverly Hills Cop films—and few actors have ever been funnier.
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No offense to Sly Stallone and company but it’s not exactly accurate to call his new film The Expendables 2 the ultimate collection of 80s-90s action stars. He’s assembled undeniably impressive roster—but it seems as though one role was designated for a token African-American, Terry Crews, isn’t too shabby but here’s a look at some of the iconic action stars that Stallone and friends may have forgotten.